Project iWA: Studio '23
Imagine your complete home studio cable-free. Wirelessly connect your operating system to your monitor speakers. Play and record wirelessly through your headphones and microphone. Add the sounds of your synths and keyboards and record in high quality without latency.....
The next generation for mobile music makers
Needless to say, when you can implement iWA in your home studio, a new world of mobile music making opens up too. Along with all the great features, apps and computing power provided by today's smart devices, iWA technology adds a new level of convenience, without compromising on sound quality.
Finally, you can take full advantage of the portability of your iPad, laptop and other mobile devices and create that perfect wireless environment for making music. Anytime, anywhere.
WIDI: Advanced wireless MIDI by CME
Exactly 3 years ago, WIDI technology launched with its first concept of the premium Bluetooth MIDI adapter, WIDI Master. Today, more than 50,000 units have been sold worldwide and the WIDI family has expanded to 6 members.
Based on this experience, you can now participate in the next adventure, project iWA. In previous blogs you have already learned that Bluetooth is not considered a possible solution for wire-free low-latency audio in your studio.
That's why our engineers have been working around the clock to research and develop a totally new technology. With iWA, you can send and receive up to 24-bit/48kHz audio in lossless stereo and build the studio of the future....
Introducing: iWA Core
If you have followed the development of WIDI over the past three years, you may have noticed that all WIDI devices are based on the same core element, WIDI Core.
With the WIDI roadmap in mind, and based on the feedback received in the previous phases, it is now time to make the iWA project a reality.
Therefore, iWA Core is introduced today. This is the centre of project iWA. The idea is that this chipset contains the premium firmware and advanced wireless audio technology that can be easily implemented in any kind of solution or future product.
In this way, your voice becomes very relevant. With your input, it will be possible to start creating real products based on the needs of the public, people like you.
Moreover, iWA Core makes it easy for any developer, large or small, to collaborate to make iWA the new standard in wireless audio. Together, we can propel iWA forward at a speed no company can do alone....
Poll: iWA products
As explained during Phase 2, community input has greatly changed the development path.
The consideration of moving from a simple wireless monitor speaker to a more widely applicable TX/RX solution has already brought us to the point of developing iWA Core.
Yet today, your opinion still matters. The big question is what you think our focus should be? That's why you can join our Facebook Group and share your feedback in this simple poll.
iWA ultra-low latency wireless audio
As with WIDI, the goal of CME is to provide you with a new technology that is as widely applicable as possible. Following the input received from the community, the specifications can be best described as follows:
- Wireless technology: iWA ultra-low latency
- Audio latency: less than 3ms
- Audio quality: up to 24-bit / 48kHz, stereo, uncompressed
- Continuous playing time: 24+ hours
- Accessible pricing
The above specification and the desire to make iWA technology widely applicable led to the design of the iWA development console.
Without revealing too many sensitive details, this module is capable of testing iWA technology in a wide variety of situations. This makes it possible to research and develop prototypes in relation to both digital and analog audio solutions.
Next goal is 5,000 registrants
Project iWA was created to bring you ultra-low latency wireless audio without compromising sound quality and playability at an affordable and accessible price.
To date, 3,000 fellow enthusiasts have signed up to participate in this project. Today is the time to announce the next step to make this reality.
Because audio is not MIDI and the world of high-quality audio requires a lot of power to make a difference, we need your energy to get things done.
The first real iWA product will be announced when 5,000 active registrants participate in the project. Feel welcome to share this message on forums, groups and any other way to invite your music-making friends to join in.
Upon introduction, you will get a 50% discount on the first batch of iWA products!
Together we make it happen.